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Friday, August 20, 2010

NORD Public Private Partnership - District A CommunityMeeting

Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, August 24th
Grace Episcopal Church, 3700 Canal Street

The proposed NORD reform changes to the City Charter will be discussed. The proposal will appear on the October ballot for a vote of the people, and this meeting is an opportunity for an informed presentation and question and answer period.

Joining Councilmember Guidry will be Councilmember-at-Large Arnie Fielkow and the Chair of the Citizens Advisory Panel on NORD, Rod West.
On October 2nd, voters will decide on a proposed change in the City Charter to reform NORD. Tuesday's meeting will be an exceptional opportunity for residents to learn more about this proposal and ask questions of those who have worked on NORD reform and studied recreation departments in other cities.

Susan Guidry: "Though visionary in some ways when it was formed in the 1940's, today NORD presents shocking disparity among recreation facilities, programming, and funding across the City. Many of our children are growing up without the benefits that good recreation mentoring produces in young men and women. I support the work of NORD CAP, which promotes a more modern organizational structure, similar to the award winning recreational department in Baton Rouge, to begin building positive momentum and new recreation opportunities to improve quality of life for all New Orleanians."

Tuesday's meeting is presented for the District A Community, though all are welcome to attend. Please encourage your neighbors to attend.

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